Child-led nature play ideas for teaching in the outdoor classroom

Is something holding you back from using your outdoor classroom more?

Are you not sure how to incorporate it into the curriculum?

Maybe it’s a safety concern…

The Play In The Outdoor Classroom eCourse will equip you with all the information you need to safely provide OUTDOOR PLAY opportunities that your children (and you) will love!

Outdoor teaching is an essential part of children’s mental health and wellbeing.

It encourages creativity, independence and increased resilience.

The Play In The Outdoor Classroom eCourse (and accompanying Facebook support group) helps you to develop in-depth knowledge about nature education so you can teach with confidence.


What You Will Get

Online Videos

Broken down into 6 easy to follow modules. Plus BONUS module.


Provide all the information you need to complete the course, including helpful checklists.

Private Facebook Group

For extra support, community, encouragement and  accountability.

Lifetime Access

Do it in your own time, when it suits. You can come back and re-watch at any time.

What is Covered


A deeper understanding of play, its benefits in Nature Education in New Zealand, and in the Outdoor Classroom.


Understanding how children play outdoors and how to recognise and support that play.

MODULE 3 & 4

Knowledge about what makes a good outdoor play space, and how to start transforming your own.


A clearer understanding of the different roles the teacher plays, and how to recognise and respond to teachable moments.


A step by step resource to pull it all together, make it happen and develop a whole team approach. 


How to complete a Risk Benefit Assessment.

How it Works


Register for Play in the Outdoor Classroom Course


Check your inbox and follow the instructions


You are good to go! Start the course, when you are ready!


This online course is available for a lifetime, meaning that it doesn’t expire. You can come back whenever you want and revisit the modules.


A certificate of completion will be available when finished. Just email us to request it.

Who is your Trainer

Hi there, I’m Celia, Founder of Little Kiwis Nature Play and passionate advocate for all things nature.

I love getting children outdoors and into nature and I want to help you to do the same!
Over the past 20 years I have helped hundreds of teachers and parents get outdoors with their children, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with YOU too!

What People Say


How long does the online course take to complete?

The modules will take approximately 10-12 hours to complete. On top of this you will be able to get extra support in the private Facebook group.

What else do I get?

Ongoing support in the private Facebook group from Celia and the rest of the group in the private group. From time to time Celia will host Q and A sessions in the group or via zoom.

Who is it aimed at? 

The course is aimed at teachers in ECE and Primary settings along with home based educators and parents who want to expand their knowledge and support outdoor play for their tamariki.

When do we get access to the course?

You will get immediate access to the course home page and you can start the course straight away.

How often do we get emails?

You will get a welcome email and emails every so often to check in with you on how things are going and answer any questions you might have. You can login to the course whenever you want.

How do I access the course?

You will set up your login details when you register. We will send out a link to the course website in your welcome email. These details will also be in the Facebook group.